Young students secure scholarships in Black History Month poster contest
Wednesday, February 7, 2024 | By
The winners of the 2024 Black History Month poster contest hold their awards Tuesday evening during a reception at the University of Houston-Victoria. Local area elementary school students submitted posters following this year’s theme, “Black Americans in the Musical Arts.” From left are second-place winner Za’Nyiah Jackson of DeLeon Elementary School, who received a $1,000 UHV scholarship and a $500 VC scholarship; Victoria College President Jennifer Kent; first-place winner Emerlynn Hager of Vickers Elementary School, who received a $2,000 UHV scholarship and a $1,000 VC scholarship; UHV President Bob Glenn and third-place winner Rix Patton of DeLeon Elementary School, who received a $500 UHV scholarship and a $250 VC scholarship. The posters from the contest will be displayed in UHV University Center, 3007 N. Ben Wilson St., for the entire month of February.
The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers
courses leading to more than 50 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education,
Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional
site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State
Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and
the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population,
as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.